Tuirihiau, the waterfall you can look from behind


How many waterfalls can you look from behind? The one in Anaconda movie, secret entrance to Batcave and Tuirihiau at Thenzawl, Mizoram.

On the way to Lunglei, a few minutes drive after Thenzawl, Tuirihiau is a beautiful, until recently never heard of waterfall in Mizoram. It is upstream of Vantawng falls which is the highest in Mizoram and just 24 meters shorter than Jog falls in Karnataka.

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The scary pool

Canon PowerShot A590, 1/8 sec, f/8, Jog Falls, 2009

At Dudhsagar falls in Goa, there’s a signpost with a list of victims. Sounds scary but I saw boys still swimming. At the base of Jog falls, I saw none swimming. It looked pretty damn scary especially to us non-swimmers. And be warned it is quite a trek down the base and back.

In 2009, I went on a trip to Jog Falls – the second highest plunge waterfall in India. Note – You can’t stand the falls the whole day. So we took a taxi to Hanovar and went to the beach. We even had a bath at centuries old looking public bath – imagine ages old civilization.

On our return journey we took the very front seat in the bus – KSRTC Rajahamsa. It was mistake. Way too much engine vibration was a great discomfort. Note this too if you are traveling by Rajahamsa.